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Zip Line Design: Complete System overview

At first glance, the zip line appears to be simple: attach your trolley to the rope and let gravity do the rest! However, any zipline installation involves a lot of considerations and a lot of work. To make an effective zipline, designers must consider slope, wind, temperature, varying rider weights, friction, rider speed, and other factors. This isn’t a simple task.

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All About Bearings: Why Zip Line Trolley Bearings Matter

All About Bearings: Why Zip Line Trolley Bearings Matter

Bearings are a little component of our new zip line trolleys, but they are one of the most critical. Each trolley in the new LightSpeed EZ Clip Zip Line Trolley and LightSpeed Micro Zip Line Trolley has four ABEC certified bearings. These quality bearings extend the life of the trolley, allow for higher line speeds, and provide a smooth trip along the line.

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The Magnetic Self-braking Zipline Trolley

The MAG Brake Trolley uses Eddy Current (Magnetic) technology to safely and consistently brake Zipline riders based on their speed. The magnetic Zipline Pulley has an integrated magnetic brake that is powerful and incrementally adjustable.

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Expert Tips for Zip Line Brake Installations

Thrill Syndicate’s mission is to assist climbing facilities, adventure providers, and zip line operators in creating the finest rider experiences and improving operations. When we identified an opportunity to provide a braking experience that is both hands-free for the rider and easy and efficient for zip line guides, we created the zipSTOP Zip Line Brake.

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Zip Line Trolley Inspection and maintenance

Despite the complexity of the zip line operation, visitors shouldn’t ever be aware of any individual component, let alone the state of the trolley they’re hanging from. This is where meticulous examination and upkeep are necessary, especially for parts that are closest to the user, like the trolleys in your park.

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Pros and Cons of Different Zip Line Brakes

Zip line brakes are divided into two types: active and passive. The sort of brake you select will have a significant impact on your company’s risk management and the longevity of your zip line materials. The rider must initiate the braking procedure with active zip line brakes. The rider or a guide does not have to do anything to activate the passive zip line brakes. While active brakes allow riders to be more involved in the experience, they also add a layer of risk.

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Zipline Trolley Innovations

Zipline Trolley Brake

The zip line trolley is such a simple piece of equipment, but it seems to get more complicated every day. It is one of the most important parts of a zip line system, and its influence extends far beyond its primary function. The type of zip line trolley used at a site has an impact on wire replacement prices and frequency, as well as the type and performance of the brake system and maintenance expenses. It also has an impact on rider throughput time, operational strain, and, most importantly, rider experience and safety.

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Zip Line Pulley and Trolley Inspection

All of our zipline trolleys and pulleys are built to last and require little maintenance, therefore regular checks are essential to ensuring that users get the most out of them. The user manuals for the LightSpeed Impact, EZ Clip, and Micro zip cables, as well as the Precision Redirection Pulley, are supplemented by this white paper.

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White Paper on Zipline Emergency Arrest Devices (EAD)

Ziplines and braking systems must meet the criteria of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). An Emergency Braking Device (EAD) does exactly what it says: it stops the driver if the primary brake fails to perform as intended, preventing injury or death.

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